Balseros

  • 2002
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Documentary

Originally conceived as a half-hour, Spanish public television program, this absorbing documentary follows seven "balseros" — men and women who, desperate to escape the economic shambles of post-USSR Cuba, set sail for the U.S. on makeshift rafts — through seven tumultuous years of their lives. Estimates suggest that some 50,000 Cubans attempted...read more

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  • Released: 2002
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Originally conceived as a half-hour, Spanish public television program, this absorbing documentary follows seven "balseros" — men and women who, desperate to escape the economic shambles of post-USSR Cuba, set sail for the U.S. on makeshift rafts … (more)

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